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Kent Beer Festival 2018 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - Goldilocks is DeadExceptional1
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)Excellent1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Über BrewExcellent1
Bosun's - Down The HatchGood1
Northdown - He-BruGood1
Range Ales - CQB (Close Quarter Battle)Good1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleGood2
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)Acceptable1
Brumaison - BBAcceptable1
Iron Pier - BitterAcceptable1
Goldmark - American Hop Idol APAAcceptable1
1648 - Choc Orange MildAcceptable1
Turpin's - True BlueAcceptable1

Visits Details

20 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Walked up with Ian with Gareth 20 minutes behind. First year that this has been held at the rugby club. I liked it. Clean and pleasant. They do need to provide FAR more seating though.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)3.60ExcellentExcellent malt.
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70GoodSimco and amarillo. Peppery.
Brumaison - BB3.60AcceptableSlightly cloudy. Not very complex. Bitter, clean and slightly nettley
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00AcceptableChestnut
1648 - Choc Orange Mild3.60AcceptableLots of coffee; not much choc or orange
Turpin's - True Blue3.90AcceptableAmber brown colour. Herby woody flavours. Quite rich flavours.
19 Jul 2018 (Jack William)
New venue works well. Charge for all sessions now (50% off for CAMRA except Friday evening). Plastic glasses due to the site being a rugby training pitch. Free bus to and from the city centre still.
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30ExceptionalThis was superb - deliciously well hopped with a dry bitterness.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Über Brew3.80Excellent
Range Ales - CQB (Close Quarter Battle)4.00GoodFruity and lively.
Bosun's - Down The Hatch4.00GoodA good honest bitter.
Northdown - He-Bru4.80GoodSubtle dryness that came through after a few sups.
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70GoodDry, crisp ale.
Goldmark - American Hop Idol APA4.40AcceptableNowhere near as hoppy as I expected.
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80AcceptableRather insipid.

About the Kent Beer Festival 2018

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7BA.

New venue at the Rugby Club. 3 marquees arranged in a horseshoe shape around an outside seating area. Alas plastic glasses in use.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 13 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 7BA